6 men charged in King of Prussia prostitution sting

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (WPVI) -- Authorities have arrested six men who they say were looking for prostitutes in King of Prussia, Montgomery County.

The suspects are identified as Robert Cizek of West Norriton, Gerard Deleo of Phoenixville, Jamar Lloyd of West Chester, Keary McNew of Plymouth Meeting, Steven Nielson of Gladwyne and Amit Vyas of Eagleville.

They have been charged with patronizing prostitutes.

Authorities say the men were arrested in an organized sting operation targeting human trafficking and the commercial sex trade in the King of Prussia area.

Police say the operation began with officers placing an online advertisement offering prostitution services.

In response, they say hundreds of text messages and phone calls took place.

While communicating with the suspects, a time and location for a meeting was discussed, and each man finalized a price for sexual services.

Police say the suspects met at the agreed upon location with an undercover officer posing as a prostitute before being taken into custody.

The prostitution sting is part of a joint law enforcement initiative by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and Upper Merion Township Police Department, announced in February 2014, aimed at investigating and prosecuting individuals committing crimes related to human trafficking and the commercial sex trade in Montgomery County, specifically in local hotels.
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